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Thread: Best Cutting Compound for Audi Paint?

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    Best Cutting Compound for Audi Paint?

    As above, I bought a MegsG220 along with 3M Fast Cut Plus, Ultrafina and Extra Fine Compound using Hex Logic pads.

    I set to work (the car has been clayed, de-ironed, tfr'd etc) this morning with the Orange cut pad and the Fast Cut Plus and though it did remove some light swirls it didn't remove them all which I'm a bit disappointed about (only done the bonnet) as my wrists are now broken!

    Maybe my technique is wrong, but if there anything out there suited to hard Audi paint?

    Thanks!

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    Hi Chris,

    I'm using the same combination. I no expert but managed to go from this



    to this on my bonnet recently.



    Are you giving the compound time to breakdown and do its work? I needed to use quite a lot of pressure and kept going until the compound has almost vanished, just a light haze remained.

    Although these are only swirl marks and not scratches. But if i had a scratch, i would work on that area for longer.

    Hope that helps?

    Andy
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    As above polishes need to break down to work but only thing I would suggest is that it takes a long time with a DA polisher, rotaries are better suited to hard paints like Audi.
    Menzerna polishes are excellent on harder paints too though if you fancy giving that a try first.
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    Thanks guys - used amasons advice and used a little bit more pressure, this seemed to improve things but to not as much as I would like.

    ajax - thanks for the advice, are the hex-logic pads fine? or will i change these too? im not wanting total correction but just the majority of swirls and holograms to be removed.

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    Just did my M3 with Megs DA and microfibre system. Worked well tbh. I also did my X5 yesterday (albeit it only had light swirls) with All in One (AIO) Britemax. This was applied with the same microfibre polishing pads and the results were really good. I will be using AIO Britemax alot more from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a6-chris View Post
    Thanks guys - used amasons advice and used a little bit more pressure, this seemed to improve things but to not as much as I would like.

    ajax - thanks for the advice, are the hex-logic pads fine? or will i change these too? im not wanting total correction but just the majority of swirls and holograms to be removed.
    Chris,

    pop over to Machine Polishing - Detailing World

    Lots of info there.

    Andy
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